Winter weather causing traffic headaches

Winter weather causing traffic headaches

There are 18 comments on the WZZM Grand Rapids story from Jan 21, 2008, titled Winter weather causing traffic headaches. In it, WZZM Grand Rapids reports that:

Ottawa County Sheriff's deputies tell WZZM 13 News that there are several minor accidents and incidences of cars sliding off of the roadway along I-96 near Coopersville.

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Muskegon_Native

Dublin, OH

#2 Jan 21, 2008
SLOW DOWN PEOPLE!!!!
traffic

Rockford, MI

#3 Jan 21, 2008
SLOW DOWN PEOPLE!!!!! Move slower get there safer
crzybld

Grand Haven, MI

#4 Jan 21, 2008
SLOW DOWN!!! YEAH YOU MIGHT NOT LIKE IT BUT YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID >GET TO YOUR JOB, HOME OR WHERE ELSE YOU GO SAFE. YOUR NOT ONLY PUTTING YOURSELF AT RISK BUT OTHER DRIVER!!!
Busy Busy Mom

Alto, MI

#5 Jan 21, 2008
You are all right! When will people figure that out? I am sure it is not everybody's first winter here driving.
Batch 37 Pain Is Good

United States

#6 Jan 21, 2008
It was carnage. Roll overs. SUV's in median. Oh the humanity! I love my Cooper Weathermasters with Kung Foo Grip.
njp

Hudsonville, MI

#7 Jan 21, 2008
My daughter was eastbound on 96 heading back to Western when the truck jack-knifed. She didnt see the reason for the wreck but she did say that people westbound were careless while changing lanes, driving to close and to fast. Prayers were answered, she made it to K'zoo in one piece. C'mon folks..slow down..arrive alive!
Stephanie

United States

#8 Jan 21, 2008
That stretch of roadway is ALWAYS bad ... don't know why after all these years people can't figure out that they need to slow down. If there's an accident on I-96 West (due to snow, rain, deer, etc.) it's near Coopersville, FER SURE!
Heh

Spring Hill, TN

#9 Jan 21, 2008
You know, that person taking the photos can avoid an accident by not taking photos like that while he's driving.
Mrs Batch

United States

#10 Jan 21, 2008
Cooper Weathermasters and AWD Baby!
common sense

United States

#11 Jan 21, 2008
From looking at the pictures posted, why are people out there driving with their boats and trailers? A little chilly to be doing either one.
Pocahontas

Holland, MI

#12 Jan 21, 2008
Guess what people!?!?!? If the speed limit is 45 MPH it doesn't matter what time of the year it is, 45 MPH is STILL the speed LIMIT! And on a day like today that does not mean that conditions warrant even going that fast!!!!

So get off my @ss, stop being a freakin' hemmoroid!

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

#13 Jan 21, 2008
common sense wrote:
From looking at the pictures posted, why are people out there driving with their boats and trailers? A little chilly to be doing either one.
Agreed, it does seem kind of silly to be pulling a boat trailer in this weather. I would give the benefit of the doubt to the rver as he may have been trying to get out of the area.

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

#14 Jan 21, 2008
Pocahontas wrote:
Guess what people!?!?!? If the speed limit is 45 MPH it doesn't matter what time of the year it is, 45 MPH is STILL the speed LIMIT! And on a day like today that does not mean that conditions warrant even going that fast!!!!
So get off my @ss, stop being a freakin' hemmoroid!
Actually, the speed limit on that stretch of road is 70 mph, but anybody driving that fast under those conditions is a fool and is breaking the law by driving too fast for conditions.
Breaks iz inda middle

Grand Rapids, MI

#15 Jan 21, 2008
Kinda' makes you wonder where they learned to drive, and if their instructor taught them that they need to follow mother nature's lead eh?
If you grew up in Michigan, and you have the audacity to pass someone on snow covered roads when it's not safe, don't shake your head and wonder how you ended up in a stinkin ditch.
If you tail gate someone when the roads are bad, and they stop to protect themselves, don't dare protest the ticket you got because you rear ended them.
This is my space, that's yours, drive safe, not like an idiot.
Pocahontas

Holland, MI

#16 Jan 21, 2008
Gentle Taz wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, the speed limit on that stretch of road is 70 mph, but anybody driving that fast under those conditions is a fool and is breaking the law by driving too fast for conditions.
I was referring to a stretch of road that I was on today....not the one where this accident happened.

Anyone dumb enough to go 70 MPH on a day like today deserves everything they get....and more!

“Taz say Hi”

Since: Jan 08

Holland,MI

#17 Jan 21, 2008
Pocahontas wrote:
<quoted text>
I was referring to a stretch of road that I was on today....not the one where this accident happened.
Anyone dumb enough to go 70 MPH on a day like today deserves everything they get....and more!
I know what you mean. Try stopping at a stop sign in extremely slippery conditions, then as you pull out, somebody with a jacked up 4x4 passes you halfway through the intersection. My first thought was please don't lose it next to me and wipe me out. Wait until you clear me and then hit the ditch.One of the thing that 4x4 drivers forget is that 4 wheel drive doesn't stop any better than two wheel drive.
James

United States

#18 Jan 21, 2008
And to think...

Winter weather driving in such conditions would be much safer if they allowed us to use chains or studded tires.

But NO they made a law against using those safety devices because they claim it tore up the road way.
It's been years since that law was enacted, can anyone say, that the roads are better off because we now can't use them.

Safety first that's my motto.

“Take time to smell the roses”

Since: Jan 08

Hudsonville

#19 Jan 22, 2008
Gentle Taz wrote:
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I know what you mean. Try stopping at a stop sign in extremely slippery conditions, then as you pull out, somebody with a jacked up 4x4 passes you halfway through the intersection. My first thought was please don't lose it next to me and wipe me out. Wait until you clear me and then hit the ditch.One of the thing that 4x4 drivers forget is that 4 wheel drive doesn't stop any better than two wheel drive.
I agree with you 100% on this. I had it here they hit me in rear end because they were to close at the stop sign no damage but they got mad me for not going faster down the road and not pulling up further at the syop sign which was on slant I had slid into the road almost no cars lucky for me . Then I just pulled over let them lead the way further up the road you know where I seen them You got in the ditch stopped asked ok then told them served them right, and left.

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